Students choose to study abroad for numerous reasons. Some of them are guided by the thought that a college or university in a different country will provide a better education than universities in their own country. Some wish to (a)broaden their horizons by living alone in a foreign country, and get a life experience and education that goes beyond of what can be learnt from books. The list of reasons could take up an entire room, but whichever the reason, rest assured that Australia is one of the greatest places for students. The natural beauty, amazing architecture, great education system, cultural diversity and the generally friendly Aussies are only a few things this gorgeous continent has to offer.
On top of everything, if you are already a native English speaker, there’s no need to learn a new language, although you will pick up on the particular and charming accent as well as a new phrase or two. If English is not your mother tongue, this is the place to perfect your language skills. Once you have chosen Australia as your destination, the only thing left is to pick a city that is most in sync with your educational interests and goals, as well your sensibility and lifestyle preferences, so let us guide you through the best cities that Australia has to offer.
moving to melbourne
For students, Melbourne is listed as one of the most eligible cities. It offers great entertainment options, being considered the cultural capital of Australia in which you can enjoy the live music, frequent sporting and comedy events. It is a home of seven universities (all of which are highly ranked internationally), and getting around is easy, as transportation is quite cheap. Let us not forget the beautiful beaches, and if cultural diversity is what you are looking for, Melbourne is definitely the place for you, a place where diversity is celebrated and you will feel incredibly accepted.
The Economic perks of brisbane
Unlike Melbourne, Brisbane is home to fewer universities, namely three, but they also enjoy high ranking, and the city is very student-populated, so you are bound to feel right at home. Apart from being a very friendly city, it is also a great source of entertainment options, ranging from great beaches and sunny climate, to a great nightlife and a cosmopolitan art scene, which is ideal for art lovers and all those seeking cultural elevation. The best part, especially for students living on a budget, is the fact that student accommodation in Brisbane is very reasonably priced, which is an important point as an estimated thirty to forty percent of your budget will be spent on accommodation costs. Students who are looking for a great experience at a modest cost should definitely put Brisbane at the top of their list.
The Advantages of sydney
According to QS World University Rankings® 2015-2016, two of Sydney’s universities are in the top fifty, so if you are a student that cares for high academic standards and puts quality education first, Sydney is the place to go. There are other numerous advantages, obviously, such as incredible places to see, starting from the Sydney Opera House to Bondi beach, amazing places to relax and have a great meal, and as with every big city, a world-class nightlife. However, this is the perfect place for those students for whom money is no object, as living in Sydney is not in the least cheap, especially when it comes to accommodation and living costs. A cosmopolitan living always comes at a price.
living in the capital
If you are not ready to settle for anything less than extraordinary education, Canberra is the city of your dreams as the Australian National University is ranked 19th on the QS World University Rankings® list. Although it’s not within walking distance of beaches, there’s a man-made lake in the center of the city and natural reserves all around, so if you are a nature lover, aside from being an academic high-flyer, the capital might just be the place for you. What this place lacks in night and cultural life, it makes up with cleanliness, amazing nature and low levels of pollution
about the author
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Most of her free time at home she spends walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.